About Cynthia Clawson:
Referred to by many as the “singer’s singer” and called “the most awesome voice in gospel music” by Billboard Magazine, Cynthia Clawson has received a Grammy and five Dove awards for her work as a songwriter, vocalist and musician. Her career has spanned over five decades with over twenty-five recordings to her credit.
Cynthia has reached millions throughout the world with her music. She was just three years old when her father first asked her to sing in the small church he pastored and Cynthia hasn’t stopped since – Singing in churches all over the world and London’s Wembley Stadium. Cynthia has been honored to be a frequent guest artist on Bill and Gloria Gaither’s Homecoming Series.
A graduate of Howard Payne University with a major in vocal performance and a minor in piano, Cynthia was awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters from her alma mater in 2007. She holds the same honorary degree from Houston Baptist University awarded in 1995.
Her rendition of “Softly and Tenderly” set the evocative tone for the soundtrack of the Academy Award winning movie The Trip to Bountiful. Cynthia recorded the song “You Are Home” on the 2014 soundtrack album for the movie Heaven Is for Real.
For a decade, Cynthia performed as a guest artist for Conspirare, a Grammy-winning choral group based in Austin, Texas under the direction of Craig Hella Johnson.
Cynthia and her husband Ragan Courtney live in Santa Fe, New Mexico.